The National Whistleblower Center (NWC), a nonprofit organization focused on educating, empowering and advocating for whistleblowers, seeks a Research Associate with significant experience in the illegal timber trade to work on its newly launched Climate Corruption Campaign. This position reports to the Program Manager.
The Research Associate serves as part of a small staff and consultant team that carries out programs focused on (1) educating people and organizations worldwide about how they can effectively utilize reward-based whistleblower laws to fight corruption; (2) winning legislation and agency decisions that empower whistleblowers; and (3) securing legal representation for whistleblowers and building support for whistleblower cases. One of the Center’s specialties is enlisting whistleblowers in the fight against fraud and other crimes in the three industry sectors responsible for the vast majority of the world’s carbon pollution: oil & gas, coal, and industrial logging. NWC helps whistleblowers address this corruption by, among other things, developing educational materials for potential whistleblowers on fighting corruption using whistleblower reward laws and advocating for stronger whistleblower programs at the federal and state levels.
The position requires strong research, writing and interpersonal skills, an ability to juggle multiple tasks, critical thinking, and an ability to learn complex issues.
Key responsibilities include:
• Identifying and organizing key data sets regarding the statements and activities of major fossil fuel and industrial logging companies, with an emphasis on disclosures of climate change and other pollution risks
• Developing and implementing research partnership opportunities with nongovernmental organizations, academics, and others focused on similar topic areas
• Producing high quality written reports that summarize large amounts of information from diverse sources
• Assisting with dissemination of reports across NWC platforms
• Presenting at or attending conferences, seminars or other meetings as needed
The ideal candidate will have a passion for using financial analysis and other research tools to protect people and the environment from corruption. Minimum 1-3 years in-depth research experience. Highly organized, self-starter who is detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to identify problems, research alternatives and resolve them. Ability to write and edit on deadline, making complicated material clear for a variety of audiences. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with MS Office Suite and online organizational software.
To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 1 writing sample (2-5 pages) with salary requirements to email@example.com
(please use “NWC Research Associate” in subject line).